Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Visiting Bien Hoa ceramic village

It has been a tradition since the 17th century with terracotta and terracotta ... but by the end of the 19th century and the 20th century, Bien Hoa pottery with porcelain wares became famous and especially won. won gold medals at international art pottery exhibitions in Paris in 1990 and 1993.

The characteristic of this pottery is the combination of Vietnamese pottery style, Chinese pottery and French limoge pottery. According to the Sai Gon - Bien Hoa highway, to the Dong Nai river basin, we encounter rich villages with countless kilns on the brink of smoke, which are the Bien Hoa pottery villages of Dong Nai province, more famous Both Cu Lao Pho, Binh Duong and Xuan An villages. Highlights of Bien Hoa ceramic products are both artistic value and high value. Mainly elephants, round flowers, flower pots, statues, animals ... with modern refinement decorations, sophisticated, using light glaze, bleach white milk or white ivory. Decorative themes on ceramics often have Chinese style, such as the images of Tu Quy, Tu linh, Han poems often found on enamelled products of Bien Hoa. Besides, the fine art of Bien Hoa is also famous. Over the past 20 years, Bien Hoa pottery artists have been very successful in drawing and engraving folk paintings on pottery, forming a line of pottery paintings that have been developed to this day. Fine arts pottery in Dong Nai is very rich: from Cham culture, such as Vixnu statue, Xiva god is dancing to Vietnamese folk statues such as bronze, bronze, etc. In addition, Bien Hoa is also famous for its terracotta pottery (red pottery), which is not covered with yarns. Two important factors that make up the beauty of Bien Hoa ceramics are the high quality kaolin and clay materials combined with the skill of skilled potters. It can be said that the talent of Bien Hoa potters is that they have absorbed the essence of cultures in their products. The process of producing a ceramic product is first of all through shaping on a turntable or in a mold, decorated with paint, embossed or perforated and then glazed on the decorated parts before being put into the furnace. Dong Nai ceramic production areas are mainly located in the south of Bien Hoa City, in Hoa An, Vu Hoa, Tan Van, Tan Hanh and Long Thanh communes. In the province there are hundreds of enterprises, limited companies and ceramic production facilities. Most of the large manufacturing facilities here, such as Thai Duong Ceramic Cooperative, Minh Duc Co., Viet Thanh Co., Ltd., Thanh Thinh Co., Ltd. The product quality is equal and lower production cost. Participating in many international fairs and exhibitions in the world, Bien Hoa ceramic products are more and more popular in the world. Bien Hoa pottery has been exported to most countries in Asia, Europe and America, bringing the export turnover next year higher than last year. In 2000, the export turnover of handicrafts and ceramics in the province reached US $ 6,683 million but in 2002 it reached US $ 9.6 million. In the current trend of development and integration, Dong Nai is one of the provinces having great strength in foreign investment, in which traditional handicrafts, especially ceramics, play an important role. in promoting the economic development of the province. With the advantage of a city located at the gateway of Ho Chi Minh City, convenient transportation and import-export business, Dong Nai pottery industry with its own tradition and unique style is fully qualified. To introduce and expand its market to many countries around the world.

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